CHICAGO / West Palm Beach, FL — January 16, 2020 — Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to leading global cloud management and security provider 5nine, an Insight Venture Partners portfolio company, supporting its acquisition by strategic buyer Acronis. The transaction was led by Auctus and its Managing Director Hemant Bajaj.
“It was a pleasure working with the leadership teams of both companies, from strategic planning with 5nine at the onset to meeting each company’s expectations in completing this transaction,” said Muhammad Azfar, CEO and Managing Partner of Auctus Capital Partners. “5nine is an important ally in Acronis’ strategic growth and this arrangement will further drive efficiency and value for customers.”
5nine provides leading virtualization security and management software for the Microsoft Cloud, offering automated end-to-end cloud management and the first and only agentless, multilayered cybersecurity solution for Hyper-V and Azure. Its innovative, powerful and easy-to-use software significantly reduces operating costs, delivers robust gains in productivity, and actively mitigates security risks. 5nine is an Insight Venture Partners portfolio company.
Acronis will integrate 5nine’s technology into the Acronis Cyber Platform, making new services available through the Acronis Cyber Cloud Solutions portal. 5nine’s solutions will enable managed service providers (MSPs) and IT organizations to simplify cloud service orchestration, create new business, and manage their customers’ needs.
“The dependence of enterprises on cloud infrastructure across industry verticals continues to push demand for reliable and faster cloud management and security solutions,” said Bajaj. “Market players are increasingly following inorganic growth strategies such as partnerships, agreements, and acquisitions to enhance their product portfolio and grow their customer base.”
Working quickly to support 5nine, Auctus Capital Partners analyzed financial situations and modeling, evaluated synergies among potential buyers, and helped present key value drivers around its virtualization platform, experience across the Microsoft ecosystem, established customer base and strong management.
“Given the ever-changing threats of today’s digital world, the new standard for safeguarding data is cyber protection, which integrates data protection and cybersecurity – and Acronis is driving that evolution,” said Karen Armor, Chief Executive Officer at 5nine, an Acronis company. “We are excited to be a part of the industry’s leader in cyber protection. By joining Acronis, we’ll accelerate product innovation and expand channel distribution, while leveraging 5nine’s existing technology to help meet more customer requirements.”
Prior to the 5nine acquisition, Acronis raised $147 million in funding led by Goldman Sach and completed several notable buyouts to grow its product roster by acquiring companies that protect applications it doesn’t already support.
As part of the agreement, 5nine will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Acronis. It plans to invest in and develop 5nine’s award-winning Cloud Management, Cloud Migration and Security Platform. Additional terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
More information is available at https://www.5nine.com.
About Auctus Capital Partners
Auctus Capital Partners is a leading financial services firm focused exclusively on creating value for the lower middle market. The Auctus Group companies comprise a multi-faceted financial group specializing in merger & acquisition advisory, institutional private placements of debt and equity, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting. Our experienced professionals have the necessary foresight to navigate through highly-complex transactions to maximize value for our clients and create steady growth.
5nine delivers a powerful, integrated and scalable solution for managing and securing workloads across the Microsoft Cloud – public, private or hybrid. IT Administrators and service providers who require more control and visibility of decentralized infrastructure rely on 5nine’s seamless, elegant approach to cloud migration, cloud management, cloud monitoring, cloud backup and cloud security. For more about 5nine, visit https://www.5nine.com and follow @5nine_Software on Twitter.
Acronis leads the world in cyber protection - solving safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges with innovative backup, security, disaster recovery, and enterprise file sync and share solutions that run in hybrid cloud environments: on-premises, in the cloud, or at the edge. Enhanced by AI technologies and blockchain-based data authentication, Acronis protects all data, applications and systems, in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud and mobile.
With 500,000 business customers, and a powerful worldwide community of Acronis API-enabled service providers, resellers and ISV partners, Acronis is trusted by 100% of Fortune 1000 companies and has over 5 million customers. With dual headquarters in Switzerland and Singapore, Acronis is a global organization with offices worldwide and customers and partners in over 150 countries. Learn more at acronis.com.